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have you ever tried buying one of those three-packs tho
But it was a really, really nice notebook.
ha, i love it.
also, please expand “car wash but for humans” in some form. future substack? movie script? full moleskine notebook? something!
you're the best.
What's a moleskin notebook? Oh, you're talking about Moleskine®! You're only supposed to write in those with a Montblanc™ pen. One would hope you'd be wearing a Harris Tweed Joe Baseball Jacket (https://harristweedisleofharris.co.uk/). To quote Robert Leverant in Zen in the Art of Photography: "The Way lies not in the Equipment." But I really do need a Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera right now.
It was at some Midwestern airport — in 2002 — that I first discovered Moleskine.
A fudgy little bookstore had a few on display and I bought one of the pocket-sized hardcover models. Seduced by legacy bygone era Writer Greats who'd also used them.
It cost an exorbitant $17. At that price, I could only afford use it for superior work, not everyday capture and shitty first drafts. So naturally I was afraid to use it all.
Now I like cheap-o spiral notebooks from National Brand. Fill one and start another. They only cost a few bucks.
Bought my new,/old Mac weeks ago for $270. I replaced the used Mac I bought from the same store for $300. I wrote more than 200,000 words on it over the last three years. That cheap laptop helped produce a NYT bestseller, numerous screenplays, essays, and my sub stack page Sour Milk. Writing is craft and occasionally art, you can never blame your tools. Some of my recent thoughts on writing and writers://petermaguire.substack.com/p/taylor-brown